By Edward Anschutz
(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 18- Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway will give 6 bikes away this Saturday, July 21. For the 3rd year in a row the track will feature a drivers bicycle race around the 1/3 clay oval. 6 children will choose their favorite driver and those drivers will race around the track at intermission. After the race the bikes will be given to those 6 children.
The night is being brought to you by the Estes Family, they own several Door County based business’s such as Sonny’s Pizzeria, The Draft Haus, Little Hoppers and Hole N’ One Mobil. “The Estes Family has been huge supporters of Thunderhill and we look forward to putting some smiles on the kids faces this Saturday”…Woody
For the 7th week in a row James Lee Tebon comes into Saturday night leading in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds. Billy LeMieux still sits in title contention second in points 15 behind Tebon. Eric “Chummy” Arneson leads the Rookie standings in the Modifieds.
The battle for the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Car title has been up in the air all season and this week is no exception as Troy Muench climbs back to the top of the standings. Dave Bouche has been consistent all season and sits in the second spot only 3 points behind Muench. Jeremy Wiitala had a transmission failure which dropped him to third but he’s still right in the thick of it just 7 points of the leader. Marcus Moede is the Rookie leader in the Stock Cars.
The chase for the crown in the Butchs Auto IMCA Sport Mods gets tighter and tight every week. The top 3 drivers are only separated by a total of 6 points. Randy LeMieux Jr., again holds the top spot with Jarred VanLaanen a mere 2 points back and Bernie Reinhardt has made a mid season charge to third in the standings just 6 back of LeMieux. 2011 Hobby Stock Champion Brandon Peterson leads the Rookie points in the Sport Mods.
LaVine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stock point leader Tom Brumlic received maximum points winning the feature on Saturday. The victory pushed him to a 15 point lead over CJ Weckler. Brittany King is the leading Rookie in the Hobby Stocks.
Dennis Weidner has had the wildest year of all the point leaders. He holds the top spot in the Lackie Rentals Street Stock division. Weidner again blew an engine in the heat race and had to rush back to East Maplewood to get his spare car. With Marvin Denny having mechanical issues Jimmy Anderson moved to second in points 7 marks back of Weidner. The Street Stocks saw the return of former Champion Von Eytcheson, Von won his heat but was able to start the feature. Jason Barfell is the leading Rookie in the Street Stocks.
Although Todd Polster and Geno Sternard missed the first point night they have both slowly marched up the standings and despite that night off if they keep winning they could be a factor for the title. Polster leads the class with 3 feature wins.
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.